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Wildfire now burning around Holden Village

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:28
The fire grew to 36,030 acres on Tuesday — up about 2,000 acres from the day before — as it burned to the north and south of Holden Village on the south shore of Lake Chelan.

Parents sue schools, wealthy town over son's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:27
The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut boy who killed himself in 2013 filed a wrongful death suit Wednesday against the schools and town government in the wealthy community of Greenwich, saying local officials failed to adequately address the years of bullying their son suffered.

Willey powers Northants to T20 finals

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:24
David Willey smashes a century off 40 balls as Northants beat Sussex by seven wickets to reach T20 Blast Finals Day.
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]
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Officials: At least 7 dead in China port explosions

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:23
BEIJING (AP) — Huge explosions sparked at a warehouse for dangerous material in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin have killed at least seven people and injured hundreds, officials and state media outlets said Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said on its website that between 300 and 400 people had been admitted to hospitals in […]

Acts find unique ways to sell music, reach fans on Twitter

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:22

FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake at the Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, in London. Music artists are taking advantage of Twitter to promote their music. Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" received more than 1.5 million mentions on Twitter within a 24-hour period, helping him sell around 500,000 units. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — From Kanye West to Taylor Swift to Rihanna, more and more musicians are debuting audio, photo and video content on Twitter to boost marketing efforts without spending big bucks.


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As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:20

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, file photo, supporters of Michael Brown wear shirts with his picture and the message "Chosen 4 Change," as they participate in a remembrance ceremony at the spot where Brown was shot and killed, in Ferguson, Mo. As Ferguson protests fade, activists and the suburb are looking ahead. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:


Ohio man charged in quadruple murder arrested in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:16
An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting four people and wounding a fifth two months ago was arrested on Wednesday in rural Mississippi, Ohio police said. Police in Columbus, Ohio, had received several tips that Robert Lee Adams, 27, fled to Mississippi after the June 13 shootings, Columbus police spokesman Richard Weiner said. U.S. marshals and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department raided two homes on Wednesday and found Adams “cowering in a bedroom closet, surrounded by piles of clothes,” the U.S Marshals Service said in a statement.

Couples sue to overturn Mississippi ban on gay adoptions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four lesbian couples are challenging Mississippi's ban on allowing gay couples to adopt or take children into foster care.

Ex-New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to sex case in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:11

Ex-New Jersey mayor pleads guilty to sex case in DelawareThe former mayor of a New Jersey suburb has admitted sexually abusing a child in Delaware.


Earlier version of MLK speech found

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:09
North Carolina State University unveils the first recording of an earlier version of Martin Luther King's historic I Have a Dream speech, delivered to students in 1962.
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Correction: Colorado Shooting-Death Penalty story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:01

Dave Hoover, center left, whose nephew A.J. Boik was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre attack, embraces Caren Teves, whose son Alex was also killed, as Teves' husband Tom, left holds an umbrella, after a jury failed to agree on whether theater shooter James Holmes should get the death penalty Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about theater shooter James Holmes' life prison sentence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the verdict averted an appeals process. The verdict averted an appeals process over a death penalty; Holmes conceivably could appeal his convictions.


Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the New York Area

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 04:01
Fair weather and a new moon may make this year’s Perseid meteor shower the most spectacular since at least 2008.









Judge Prods N.F.L. at Hearing on Tom Brady’s Suspension

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:59
A federal judge in Manhattan questioned lawyers from both sides for about an hour, but spent a lot of time poking at the N.F.L.’s case.









Officer who fatally shot Texas teen saved lives, his lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:59

Police handout of officer Brad MillerThe white, Dallas-area police officer fired over his actions in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black teenager was dismissed by a pliant police chief trying to prevent a backlash over the killing, the former officer's lawyer said on Wednesday. Former Arlington police officer Brad Miller, a 49-year-old trainee, was fired for what the department said was his poor judgment in events surrounding the shooting of Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old college football player at Angelo State University, Police Chief Will Johnson told reporters on Tuesday. Officer Miller made decisions in the heat of a violent confrontation to save his and other officers' lives," John Snider, a lawyer for Miller, said in a statement.


Illinois governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:56

State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois has become among the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing and more data collection on arrests under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing and more data collection on arrests under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Video: Sounders unveil new signing Román Torres

NBA - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:55
Panamanian national team captain Román Torres spoke to local media through a translator just hours after he was announced as a new Sounders signing on Wednesday morning at Starfire Sports Complex.
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Video: Sounders unveil new signing Román Torres

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:55
Panamanian national team captain Román Torres spoke to local media through a translator just hours after he was announced as a new Sounders signing on Wednesday morning at Starfire Sports Complex.
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Video: Sounders unveil new signing Román Torres

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:55
Panamanian national team captain Román Torres spoke to local media through a translator just hours after he was announced as a new Sounders signing on Wednesday morning at Starfire Sports Complex.